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Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC UK0.026 | Feb 2017

Well equipped: Stringent health and safety regulations have boosted industry demand

IBISWorld’s Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Arco Limited Arco Limited market share
Bunzl Plc Bunzl Plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The necessity of industry products will support revenue, despite economic uncertainty
  • A weak pound may boost export revenue in the current year, somewhat supporting demand
  • Government initiatives to support housing construction should boost industry demand
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Safety Equipment and Supplies Wholesaling industry has undergone a solid recovery over the past five years. Prior to the start of the period, poor economic conditions decimated investment in construction and manufacturing. Despite the essential nature of safety equipment in these markets, their declining activity levels caused revenue to fall, meaning that the period began from a low base. Demand for industry products has expanded as construction activity rebounded, buoyed by improving economic conditions and government schemes. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the five years through 2016-17 .

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The distribution of establishments generally reflects the spread of the population, in addition to the concentration of construction and industrial activity. Safety equipment wholesalers tend to operate one or more distribution centres or warehouses and a number of smaller branches. Distribution centres tend to be located where the firm is headquartered or in a central location, with good transport links to major population centres and their branch networks. The distribution of branches or service centres is more closely aligned with major population centres such as London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.

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Additional Insights for the Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry are

  • Access to niche markets
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total value of construction and Industrial production index in the Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry?

    Companies in this industry wholesale safety equipment and supplies to businesses and consumers. Generally, these items are purchased in bulk for construction sites, factories and other places of work.

    Industry Products
    WorkwearProtective footwearPersonal protective equipmentHarnessesSafety signageGlovesFactory equipment
    Industry Activities
    workwearprotective footwearpersonal protective equipmentother safety equipment

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total value of construction
  • Industrial production index
  • Business capital expenditure
  • year bond rate
  • Current Performance
  • Constructing growth
  • Limited demand
  • Safety first
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Harnessing growth
  • A safe investment
  • Online operations
  • Table: Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas Extraction
  • Industrial Gas Manufacturing
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Hospitals
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing Manufacturing
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Freight Road Transport
  • Products & Services
  • Workwear
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Protective footwear
  • Factory equipment
  • Gloves
  • Harnesses
  • Safety signage
  • Other
  • Chart: Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction
  • Industrial
  • Other
  • Agriculture
  • Health care
  • Oil, gas and mining
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Arco Limited
    Bunzl plc
  • Table: Arco Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Bunzl plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Hazard Protection Clothing
  • Clothing designed to protect against harm such as fire, chemical spills and radiation.
  • Height Safety Products
  • Items including harnesses, winches, anchorages, fall arresters and lanyards.
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • The practice of fracturing rock by a pressurised liquid to release gas or oil. Also known as fracking.
  • Personal Protection Equipment (Ppe)
  • PPE includes items worn by workers, such as eye masks, respiratory protection, hearing protection and helmets, to help minimise their risk to workplace hazards.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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